» 1 October 2019, Dublin/Dubai:
» IoT company one of only six in the world to carry GSMA accreditation across eSIM production and remote management
Workz Group, the mobile and IoT solutions provider becomes the first in the Middle East and Africa to be certified by the GSMA for embedded SIM technology across its full lifecycle from chip production, secure data generation and personalisation, to remote management services. The company is one of only six in the world to carry such an accreditation. eSIM is a next-generation SIM technology and is seen as a key component in the Internet of Things (IoT) supporting the cost-efficient management, automation and remote communication of cellular-connected devices.
Workz, which has previously been certified by the GSMA’s Security Accreditation Scheme for secure eSIM production, data generation and personalisation, has now received certification for its subscription management counterpart at its Dubai data centre. The GSMA scheme sets out a standard framework for eSIM management that aims to ensure a high level of security, compatibility and interoperability across the eSIM ecosystem. Reports indicate there will be 25 billion cellular-connected devices by 2025 yet a recent survey conducted by Microsoft (2019) cited security as the number one concern for 97% of businesses implementing IoT adoption. As a preventive measure to protect against data breach, the GSMA recommends that companies using eSIM technology work only with accredited providers.
Workz was recently recognised by a market report from Counterpoint as one of the world’s leaders in eSIM technology. Since first introducing its eSIM offering last September, the company has partnered with a host of mobile network operators, device manufacturers, and governments to launch projects across North America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East for the consumer device, automotive and energy sectors.
Tor Malmros, Managing Director of the Middle East & Africa, Workz Group said: “Security is the first and last question our clients ask. With our latest certification, we can guarantee a highly-secure and risk-free IoT solution across all aspects of eSIM connectivity. We have a proven track record in security and are very quickly establishing the same in eSIM technology. Our latest accreditation means we can now offer GCC and African clients a fully local solution as well as the peace of mind of geo-redundancy across certified Dubai and European locations.”